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by Kaufman, Roger.
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A FORTRAN Coloring Book
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by Licklider, J. C. R; Council on Library Resources; Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, inc., Cambridge, Mass
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Based on a study sponsored by the Council on Library Resources, inc., and conducted by Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, inc., between Nov. 1961 and Nov. 1963
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Topics: Information technology, Library science, Information technology
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by Mehrabian, Albert; Russell, James A. (James Albert), 1947- author
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Topics: Emotions, Environmental psychology, Emotions, Environment, Psychology, Experimental, Social...
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by Von Neumann, John; Aspray, William, editor; Burks, Arthur W. (Arthur Walter), 1915-2008, editor
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This volume brings together for the first time John von Neumann's long-out-of-print articles on computer architecture, programming, large-scale computing, and automata theory. A number of significant papers in these areas that were not included in the multivolume John von Neumann. Collected Works (1963) have now been reprinted here. These pioneering articles - written between the mid-1940s and the mid-1950s - are of enduring value not only to computer historians but to computer scientists at...
Topics: Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957, Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957, Von Neumann, John 1903-1957, Von...
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by Morgan, William. preface by Robert A. M. Stern.
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The Gothic revival in America owes much to the works of Henry Vaughan, the Anglo-American architect whose highly original contribution consisted of dozens of churches, chapels, and school buildings in New England towns and on campuses. Vaughan also designed three chapels for St. John the Divine in New York and was appointed architect for the National Cathedral in Washington. This book presents Vaughan's life during his thirty-six years in America (1881-1917), and goes on to examine his small...
Topic: ARCHITECTURE / History / General
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Topics: SCIENCE / Physics / General, Crystals, Elasticity, Bibliographie, Einkristall, Elastizität,...
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A major achievement of Soviet mathematics education is the extensive program of extracurricular activities designed to discover and train future mathematicians and scientists at an early age. In recent years this program has taken on new dimensions. In 1964, the world-renowned mathematician, I. M. Gelfand, organized the Mathematics Correspondence School at Moscow University. Admission is based on highly competitive examinations. By 1968 more than 8,000 gifted secondary school students were...
Topics: Sequences (Mathematics) -- Problems, exercises, etc, Combinations -- Problems, exercises, etc,...
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A quarter of a century after the publication of the second edition, this classic work continues to be on the reading list of graduate courses in macroeconomics. Integrating monetary theory and value theory, Money, Interest, and Prices describes the demand functions for commodities and bonds (emphasizing the real balance effect) and uses these functions to carry out a static and dynamic analysis of the central problems of monetary theory - the effects of changes in the quantity of money and...
Topics: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General, Money, Interest, Prices, Geldtheorie,...
Includes bibliographical references (pages [364]-373) and indexes
Topics: Coptic art, Art, Medieval, Christian antiquities, Antiquités chrétiennes, Art copte, Art copte,...
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-306)
Topics: SCIENCE / Physics / Electricity, Electricity, Magnetism, Magnetics, Electricity, to 1970,...
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by King, Ronold W. P. (Ronold Wyeth Percival), 1905-2006; Smith, Glenn S., author
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Antennas in Matter provides both an introduction to and a comprehensive description of the properties of antennas and probes embedded within or near material bodies such as the earth, the ocean, or a living organism.The theory and application of antennas designed to transmit and receive information between points above the earth's surface are for the most part well understood. This book presents a full treatment of a sequence of research that has become increasingly important in recent...
Topics: Antennas (Electronics), Antennas (Electronics), Antennes (électronique), Antenne,...
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by Woodbury, Robert S
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1 volume (various pagings) : 21 cm
Topics: Machine-tools -- History, Machine tools -- History, Machines-outils -- Histoire, Machine-tools,...
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by Perry, Lily May, 1895-1992; Metzger, Judith
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Bibliography: p. 447-493
Topics: Materia medica, Vegetable, Materia medica, Vegetable, Medicinal plants, Medicinal plants, Herbal...
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Topics: Industries, Tools, Outils, Industrie, Civilization, Industries, Tools
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-395) and index
Topics: Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969, Wachsmann, Konrad, Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969, Wachsmann, Konrad,...
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by Doxiadēs, Kōnstantinos Apostolou, 1913-1975
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Translation of the author's thesis, prepared at the Berlin Charlottenburg Technische Hochschule and published in 1937 under title: Raumordnung im griechischen Städtebau
Topics: City planning, Architecture, Greek, Espace (Architecture), Urbanisme, Architecture grecque,...
Originally presented as the author's thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960
Topics: International business enterprises, Investments, Foreign, Investments, American, Corporations,...
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by Prager, Frank D; Scaglia, Gustina, author; Taccola, Mariano, 1381-approximately 1458. De ingeneis. English & Latin
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A study of an early treatise, dated 1433, identified as De ingeneis [On engines]; autograph in Munich, Codex Latinus 197, and Florence, Codex Palatinus 766. Includes selected drawings of books 1 and 2 of this treatise and the drawings and texts (in Latin and English) of books 3 and 4
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Topics: Taccola, Mariano, 1381-approximately 1458, Taccola, Mariano, Taccola, Mariano, (1381-1458?),...
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by Gansler, Jacques S
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Based on his broad experience in private industry and in weapons procurement for the Department of Defense, Jacques Gansler offers sensible proposals for the reform and revitalization of the U.S. national security system. Gansler has written a new foreword to this edition that emphasizes the critical need to redirect attention to Third World conflicts.
Topics: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International), Armed Forces, Defence strategy,...
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by Blackburn, John F; Shearer, J. Lowen
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Topic: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Hydraulics
John von Neumann and Norbert Wiener were mathematician-scientists, both child prodigies born near the turn of the century. As young men each made profound contributions to abstract mathematics.
Topics: Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957, Wiener, Norbert, 1894-1964, Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957, Von...
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The evolution of architecture and building in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor and North Syria, the Levant, Elam and Persia, and Cyprus from earliest times to the Hellenistic Period is the subject matter of this study.
Topics: Architecture, Ancient, Architecture, Egyptian, Architecture -- Middle East, Architecture,...
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by Henry, Allan F
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General), Nuclear reactors, Neutron transport theory,...
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Topic: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
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by King, Ronold W. P., and Charles Harrison, Jr.
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Topic: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
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Translation of Kompendium für Alphabeten
Topics: Writing, Printing, Printing, Writing, Skrift, Grafisk formgivning
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by Waymouth, John F., 1926-
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Topics: Electric discharge lighting, Eclairage à décharge électrique, Electric discharge lighting
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The traditional assumption that stock price changes could in theory be forecast by sufficiently detailed analysis of previous price fluctuations has only recently been found to have little empirical support when examined statistically. Some investigators now conclude that stock price changes are best approximated by classical Brownian motion.
Topics: Speculation, Stock exchanges, Probabilities, Probabilities, Speculation, Stock exchanges
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by Clements, George N; Keyser, Samuel Jay, 1935-
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This work introduces a new approach to syllable representation. It proposes an additional level of phonological representation, the CV-tier; which defines functional positions within the syllable. The first three chapters provide an explanation of and support far this new approach from a typologically varied selection of languages, including English, Turkish, Finnish, French, Spanish, and Danish. The last two chapters are devoted to an in-depth application of the theory of Klamath, showing that...
Topics: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General, Grammar, Comparative and general,...
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Contributions by over eighty professionals provide an overview of the subject that includes statistics, numerical computations, theory of computation, hardware systems, artificial intelligence, programming languages, operating systems, database management systems, software methodology, and applications. Chapters define current research areas and provide some limited projections of future developments.
Topics: Computers, Electronic data processing, Ordinateurs, Informatique, Computers, Electronic data...
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by Guevara, Che, 1928-1967
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Topics: Revolution (Cuba : 1959), Communism, Communisme, Communism, Communisme, Revolutie
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by Pierrehumbert, Janet Breckenridge; Beckman, Mary E.
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Japanese Tone Structure provides a thorough, phonetically grounded description of accent and intonation in Tokyo Japanese and uses it to develop an explicit account of surface phonological representation. The unusual amount of quantitative phonetic data analyzed and its testing in a detailed model make this an important new study for theoretical phonologists, phoneticians, and specialists in Japanese. The authors' broader purpose, however, is to develop a general theory of surface...
Topics: Japanese language -- Accents and accentuation, Japanese language -- Intonation, Japonais (Langue)...
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by Tisza, Laszlo, 1907-2009
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: SCIENCE / Physics / General, Thermodynamics, Thermodynamica, Statistische mechanica, Thermodynamik
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by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Color Measurement Laboratory; Hardy, Arthur C. (Arthur Cobb), 1895-1977
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Topics: Colorimetry, Colorimetry, Colorimètres et colorimétrie, Colorimetry, Cor, Colorimétrie
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by Whiffen, Marcus; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; American Institute of Architects; AIA-ASCA teacher seminar (1964 : Cranbrook)
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American Institute of Architects
Topics: ARCHITECTURE / Criticism, Architecture, Architectuurtheorieën
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by Jackendoff, Ray, 1945-
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xii, 248, [1] pages : 24 cm
Topics: Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax, Generative grammar, Grammaire comparée et...
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by McNaughton, Robert; Papert, Seymour, author
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-157)
Topics: COMPUTERS / Computer Science, Sequential machine theory, Machines séquentielles (Théorie),...
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by Heims, Steve J
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This is the engaging story of a moment of transformation in the human sciences, a detailed account of a remarkable group of people who met regularly from 1946 to 1953 to explore the possibility of using scientific ideas that had emerged in the war years (cybernetics, information theory, computer theory) as a basis for interdisciplinary alliances. The Macy Conferences on Cybernetics, as they came to be called, included such luminaries as Norbert Wiener, John von Neumann, Margaret Mead, Gregory...
Topics: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, Josiah Macy, Jr., Foundation, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, Josiah...
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by Organick, Elliott I. (Elliott Irving), 1925-1985
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Topics: COMPUTERS / Programming Languages / General, Multics (Electronic computer system), Multics...
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by Carpenter, Brian E; Doran, R. W; Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954. Proposal for development in the Mathematics Division of an automatic computing engine (ACE). 1986; Turing, Alan Mathison, 1912-1954. Lecture to the London Mathematical Society on 20 February 1947. 1986; Woodger, Michael. History and present use of digital computers at the National Physical Laboratory. 1986
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Volume 10 in the Babbage Reprint Series contains two archival papers by Alan Turing-the ACE report (1945), a seminal paper detailing the design for an electronic universal machine called the Automatic Computing Engine (ACE), and Turing's Lecture to the London Mathematical Society (1947) amplifying the ideas outlined in the ACE report. Turing's report was the first time that the notion of artificial intelligence was discussed as a real possibility and Turing went on to devote the next decade to...
Topics: Calculators, Electronic digital computers, Turing, ACE, historique ordinateur, Ordinateurs,...
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Diana Agrest explores the symbolic dimension of architecture from the perspective of the modern city through a remarkable range of subjects: the relationship between architectural and urban ideologies, the symbolic performance of architecture in relation to the urban condition, the formal and ideological development of a building type, the relationship between architecture and other visual discourses, and the position of gender and body in Western architecture.Diana Agrest practices...
Topics: Symbolism in architecture, Signes et symboles en architecture, Symbolisme en architecture, Design...
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Engineers can profit from the revolution in AI research that is changing the ground rules of the profession. AI expert and consultant William Taylor provides a practical explanation of the parts of AI research that are ready for use by anyone with an engineering degree and that can help engineers do their jobs better.Taylor tours the field of artificial intelligence in a highly readable and engaging manner, outlining in detail how engineers can work with AI. In separate chapters he discusses...
Topic: COMPUTERS / Computer Science
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by Luria, Salvador E.
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Topic: SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
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by Hillis, W. Daniel
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--MIT, 1985
Topics: Connection machines, Artificial intelligence
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by Negroponte, Nicholas
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239 pages 20 cm
Topics: Architecture -- Data processing, Architecture -- Informatique, Architecture -- Data processing,...
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Most histories of 20th century design cite Peter Behrens's seminal influence on three of his former prot_g_s - Gropius, Mies, and Le Corbusier - and mention the turbine factory and arc-lamp he designed for the German electric company, the AEG. Now the full story of the extraordinary collaboration between Peter Behrens and the AEG is disclosed in this extensive account of his industrial, graphic, and architectural designs. Illustrated with 600 halftones, 31 line drawings, and 53 four-color...
Topics: Behrens, Peter, 1868-1940, Behrens Peter -- Architektur -- AEG-Aktiengesellschaft, Behrens Peter --...
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by Bateman, Glenn
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Magnetohydrodynamic instabilities, Tokamaks, Magnétohydrodynamique, Plasma (Gaz ionisés),...
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by Tong, Pin; Rossettos, John N. (John Nicholas)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-322) and index
Topics: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical, Finite element method, Finite-Elemente-Methode,...
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-299) and index
Topics: Programming languages (Electronic computers), Categories (Mathematics), Categorías...
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This is the first comprehensive text on its subject to appear since the 1960s. It incorporates classical material with the many significant developments in the field and is the only up-to-date introduction currently available. Introduction to Random Vibrations presents a brief review of probability theory, a concise treatment of random variables and random processes (including normal, Poisson, and Markov processes), and a comprehensive exposition of the theory of random vibrations. It contains...
Topics: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical, Random vibration, Stochastic processes,...
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Topics: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General, Technological innovations, Inventions, Economic...
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by Millon, Henry A; Nochlin, Linda
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Topics: Politics in art, Art and revolutions, Politique dans l'art, Art et révolutions, Art and...
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Translation of Hochspannungsmesstechnik
Topics: Electric measurements, Cathode ray oscillographs, Cathode ray oscillographs, Electric measurements,...
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by Moreno-Díaz, Roberto; Mira, J. (José); McCulloch, Warren S. (Warren Sturgis), 1898-1969
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W. S. McCulloch, a professor of psychiatry at Illinois, later a scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT and author of the groundbreaking book, Embodiments of Mind (reissued in paperback in 1988), was one of the founding fathers of "Cybernetics." Along with Norbert Wiener, John von Neumann, and H. von Foerster, he sought to integrate the disciplines of neurophysiology, mathematics, and engineering in a rigorous investigation into what brains do and how they do it. A...
Topics: McCulloch, Warren S. (Warren Sturgis), 1898-1969, McCulloch, Warren S. b. 1898- (Warren Sturgis),...
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by Bach, Kent; Harnish, Robert M
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Topics: Speech acts (Linguistics), Language and languages, Oral communication, Actes de parole, Langage et...
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by von Hippel, Arthur R., ed.
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by Heckscher, Eli F. (Eli Filip), 1879-1952; Ohlin, Bertil, 1899-1979; Flam, Henry, 1948-; Flanders, M. June, 1927-
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This book presents the corrected and first complete translation from Swedish of Heckscher's 1919 article on foreign trade - "a work of genius," in the words of Paul Samuelson - as well as a translation from Swedish of Ohlin's 1924 Ph.D. dissertation, the main source of the now famous Heckscher-Ohlin theorem. Ohlin's model of the international economy is astonishingly contemporary, dealing as it does with economies of scale, factor mobility, trade barriers, nontraded goods, and...
Topics: International trade, Foreign exchange, Income distribution, Heckscher-Ohlin principle, Foreign...
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by Castagnoli, F. (Ferdinando)
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Translation of Ippodamo di Mileto e l'urbanistica a pianta ortogonale
Topics: Hippodamus, of Miletus, Hippodamos de Milet, Hippodamus, of Miletus, Hippodamus, of Miletus sec....
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Although in the United States the scientific value of acupuncture is only now being clinically evaluated for the first time, needling is only one of a number of therapeutic disciplines which have proved effective in China for over two thousand years and which today provide common remedies for more than one quarter of the worlds population. Why, asks Dr. Porkert, shouldnt medical men everywhere have access to the premises and results of this medical knowledge?
Topics: Medicine, Chinese, Medicine, East Asian Traditional, Philosophy, Medical, Médecine chinoise,...
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by Frank D. Prager and Gustina Scaglia
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by Schane, Sanford A
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Topics: Français (Langue), Français (Langue), Français (langue), Français (langue)
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John Templer has written the first theoretical, historical, and scientific analysis of one of the most basic and universal building elements: the stair. Together, these two volumes present a detailed study of stairs and ramps - the art and science of their design, their history, and their hazards.For the designer and the art and architectural historian, the first volume treats the fascinating history of stairs and their immense influence on the art and science of architecture. It is illustrated...
Topics: Staircases -- History, Escaliers -- Histoire, Staircases, Trappen, Techniek, Treppe, Geschichte,...
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Topic: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Machinery
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The Simple Genetic Algorithm (SGA) is a classical form of genetic search. Viewing the SGA as a mathematical object, Michael D. Vose provides an introduction to what is known (i.e., proven) about the theory of the SGA. He also makes available algorithms for the computation of mathematical objects related to the SGA. Although he describes the SGA in terms of heuristic search, the book is not about search or optimization per se. Rather, the focus is on the SGA as an evolutionary system. The author...
Topics: COMPUTERS / Computer Science, Genetic algorithms, Algorithmes génétiques, COMPUTERS
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by Wellman, Henry M.
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Do children have a theory of mind? If they do, at what age is it acquired? What is the content of the theory, and how does it differ from that of adults? The Child's Theory of Mind integrates the diverse strands of this rapidly expanding field of study. It charts children's knowledge about a fundamental topic�the mind�and characterizes that developing knowledge as a coherent commonsense theory, strongly advancing the understanding of everyday theories as well as the commonsense theory of...
Topic: PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
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by Siu, R. G. H. (Ralph Gun Hoy), 1917-
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(Originally published in cloth under the title The Man of Many Qualities: A Legacy of the I Ching).
Topics: PHILOSOPHY / General, Yi jing, I ching, Philosophy, Chinese, Confucianism Scriptures - Texts with...
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by Matejka, Ladislav, and Irwin R. Titunik, eds.
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A vital force in European linguistics and literary scholarship in the 1930s, the Prague School opened up the rich field of semiotics and art. The study of art as the creative use of the sign became one of its principal areas of critical examination, and in this collection of 21 essays this concept of semiotics is brought to bear on a wide range of the arts, including theater, film, poetry, folk art, and painting. The editors are professors in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at...
Topics: Pražský linguistický kroužek, Pražský linguistický kroužek, Pražský...
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by Wellman, Henry M
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Do children have a theory of mind? If they do, at what age is it acquired? What is the content of the theory, and how does it differ from that of adults? The Child's Theory of Mind integrates the diverse strands of this rapidly expanding field of study. It charts children's knowledge about a fundamental topic—the mind—and characterizes that developing knowledge as a coherent commonsense theory, strongly advancing the understanding of everyday theories as well as the commonsense theory of...
Topics: PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy of mind in children, Child Development, Concept...
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by MacDougall, M. H. (Myron H.)
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Simulating Computer Systems provides an introduction to simulation for computer and communication-system designers who want to analyze the performance of their designs. In it MacDougall describes a discrete-event simulation language called smpl, discusses simulation modeling with smpl (using a variety of models as examples), describes the design of smpl, and presents a C language implementation.The book's first part introduces smpl simulation operations using a queueing network simulation...
Topics: Computer simulation, Computer simulation, Computer systems Design
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by Penfield, Paul; Spence, Robert, 1933- author; Duinker, Simon, author
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-127)
Topics: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical, Electric networks, Circuits électriques, Netzwerk,...
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by Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903; Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1870-1957, editor; Hubbard, Theodora Kimball, 1887-1935, editor
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Reprint of v. 2 of the author's Frederick Law Olmsted landscape architect, 1822-1903, published by Putnam, New York
Topics: Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903, Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903, Olmsted, Frederick Law,...
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by Shepard, Roger N; Cooper, Lynn A
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This book collects some of the most exciting pioneering work in perceptual and cognitive psychology. The authors' quantitative approach to the study of mental images and their representation is clearly depicted in this invaluable volume of research which presents, interprets, evaluates, and extends their work. The selections are preceded by a thorough review of the history of their experiments, and all of the articles have been updated with reviews of the current literature.The book's first...
Topics: PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology, Imagerie (psychologie), Image Imagerie Imagination Mental...
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by Mundy, Joseph L; Zisserman, Andrew
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These twenty-three contributions focus on the most recent developments in the rapidly evolving field of geometric invariants and their application to computer vision. The introduction summarizes the basics of invariant theory, discusses how invariants are related to problems in computer vision, and looks at the future possibilities, particularly the notion that invariant analysis might provide a solution to the elusive problem of recognizing general curved 3D objects from an arbitrary...
Topics: COMPUTERS / Computer Science, Computer vision, Invariants, Machine vision